Bilfinger expands its business relationship with NNB

21 April 2020

Bilfinger is expanding its successful business relationship with NNB, a subsidiary of French energy group EDF. The industrial services provider was awarded the contract for the design of components for two core melt stabilization systems (CMSS) to be installed in the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in Somerset, England. Bilfinger is thus engineering equipment that is essential for the safety of the power plant. 

Bilfinger has been involved in the planning and delivering of a conditioning plant to treat solid and liquid radioactive waste. Hinkley Point C is currently under construction and will have two reactors of the type EPR™ (European Pressurized Reactor). The conditioning plant will be used to identify and sort operational waste, to reduce its volume and subsequently cement it. The treatment of radioactive waste will mostly be carried out remotely in a hot cell.

For the construction of the Olkiluoto 3 nuclear power plant in Finland with an EPR™ reactor, the industrial services provider developed the components for the first-of-its-kind CMSS, from the system’s design to its commissioning.